He's a by-the-book Texas sheriff; she's on the run from a murder conviction... When a tornado provides Rosalyn with the opportunity to escape the gallows, she collects her daughter Lucy and flees. They travel far eugh West that Rosalyn believes she's gone to the ends of the earth. She hopes she and Lucy will be safe in this remote North Texas town where she embarks on a new life as a dressmaker. If only she could avoid contact with people, especially the handsome sheriff who pops up every time she turns around. She fears either she or her chatterbox daughter may slip and reveal too much. Joel Stone has been content with his life, even if it's t the one he'd dreamed. His younger brothers are married and living nearby, his aunts have moved to Radford Springs, and he is respected for the efficient job he does as sheriff. When he meets the new widow in town, his instant attraction staggers him. She appears uninterested, but he is determined to win her hand in marriage. But life doesn't turn out the way either Rosalyn or Joel plan. They overcome temporary obstacles, but what of the secret she protects? Can he save her from the gallows?
Thanks to readers who have made me an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances. My books have garnered numerous awards. My recent novel, BLUEBONNET BRIDE, is a poignant tale of tender redemption. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, I've taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America, Dallas Area Romance Authors, Yellow Rose Romance Writers, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers. My career has included stay-at-home mom (my favorite job), newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, and bookkeeper. My husband and I live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with our menagerie of rescued pets. When I'm not indulging my passion for writing, I reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, and getting together with friends. Find me on my blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. I love to hear from readers at caroline @ carolineclemmons (dot) com If you enjoyed this book, please sign up on my website or blog for news of new releases and contests. You can also sign up for my Facebook and Twitter pages for interesting posts about my characters and books. And, if you enjoyed this book, please leave a review at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.